Melanin is a natural pigment which gives color (think brown, tan, or black) to our skin. The higher the melanin content in the skin, the darker the color. This content of melanin is determined through genetic make-up or environmental triggers, such as sun exposure (think age spots, tanned skin, or freckles). Therefore, the most effective way to lighten pigment or dark spots is to decrease melanin productivity.
When our skin is exposed to the sun’s UV light, an oxidative process called melanogenesis begins. Tyrosinase, (an enzyme), causes the production of melanin from cells called Melanocytes. This melanin pigment is then transferred to the surface of the skin making skin appear darker and serves as a protective barrier from damaging UV radiation.
To decrease pigmentation changes and damage caused by UV exposure, on top of daily use of a mineral based sunscreen product and protective 20% vitamin C serum, our Triple Action Whitening Serum combines 3 plant based ingredients to reduce melanin productivity, thereby lightening and brightening skin’s appearance.
To start, our Triple Whitening Serum includes Rumex extract, which comes from a prairie plant, known to inhibit tyrosinase activity, limiting its ability to produce melanin.
Nonapeptide-1 is our second ingredient which disrupts the transfer of melanin to the surface of the skin. It does this by hindering melanocyte stimulating hormone from transferring melanin from melanocyte cells to our surface or epidermal skin cells called keratinocytes. By disrupting this transfer, melanin will not reach the surface of the skin.
Finally, Alpha Arbutin is added to our Triple Whitening Serum because of its ability to inhibit tyrosinase activity and melanin transfer. This ingredient is an extract from the Bearberry plant and is one of the most effective lightening agents on the market.
The combinations of these natural, plant based ingredients provide a super powerful lightening and whitening agent. Combine it with daily use of our 20% Vitamin C Serum and one of our mineral sunscreen products, and nightly use of our Hydrating Retinol Serum, and you’ve got your anti-aging army.
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